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April 2021

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From December 2019

"She’s A Painted Jewel"

Horse of the month for November 2019
(She’s A Painted Jewel and Noelle Salmons were the 3 and Over, 58” and Over Molly Mule Halter champions)

“She’s A Painted Jewel” is a good example of her class. Here at NAES, I’ve been asked to appraise several fabulous mules. Basically, the mule can move as well or better than the best thoroughbred type of working hunter and also jump very well too.

The 28th Annual Great Celebration Mule & Donkey Show was held in Shelbyville, Tenn. Where “She’s A Painted Jewel” and Noelle Salmons were the 3 and Over, 58” and Over Molly Mule Halter champions
The event hosts several associations, including the AGMA World Grand Champion show, the NASMDA National Championship Show and is a NMDA sanctioned show.

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March 2021
#1 From December 2019 Used from February 2018

The Arabian Horse

A breed that is over 5,000 years old and is known as the oldest breed recorded has carried kings, royals and equine enthusiasts through war, celebrations and world sporting events.

The Bedouins, a desert tribe in the Arabian Peninsula were the first to domesticated this breed and to this day they have kept is breed old horse as purebred Arabian. In keeping with tradition many purebred Arabian names begin with ‘Bint’ or “Ibn”. These prefixes are rough translations for the Bedouin words for daughter of’ or ‘son of’.

The Arabian Horse Unique Characteristics:

  • 14 hands and 15.2 hands & weigh from 800 lbs to 1000 lbs.
  • Arabian horses of Polish, Russian and Anglo bloodlines exceed 15.3.
  • Black skin underneath their coats, except underneath any white hair.
  • One less vertebra than other breeds of horses.
  • Coat colors: grey, bay, chestnuts, blacks, and roan.
  • Dished face, arching neck and wide intelligent eyes.
  • Gaits: “floating” - forward movement.
  • Purebred Arabians bloodlines are used to refine any bred. Selective breeding insures that certain bloodlines retain the size and type they were selected for. Certain breeds will keep their fine boned, while others are more substantially built.

A terrific sports horse and no challenge is to great. The purebred Arabian and the breeds that carry the Arabian genes are excellent competitors in Dressage, Hunters- on flat /over jumps, Endurance, Driving, Western events and week-end trail rides.

Purebred Arabian Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
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2005 Reserve Champion Stallion, Ajman & 2006 First Place Stallions Nine Years Old and Over, Dubai.

Examples of Arabian Bloodlines Refining Selected Breeds

Polish Arabian Filly

Horse of the month for February 2018
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Two-year-old filly Piacolla fetched €305,000 at the Pride of Poland sale in 2014 for Michałów Stud.

Russian Arabian Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
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KAMELOT (RU) 22.2.2000 Bay Straight Russian Arabian stallion. Anchar {Moment x Nutria by Topol} x Kameia {Mastak x Kaya by Semen} Bred by Khrenovoe State.

Thoroughbred Anglo Arab Stallion

Horse of the month for February 2018
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Future Gravitas’ sire is the only horse in history to qualify for all 3 Bundeschampionats – in Eventing, Show jumping Dressage. He has more than 50% thoroughbred Anglo Arab blood demonstrates outstanding movement, a scopey effortless jump an incredibly cool and trainable temperament.

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February 2021
#2 From from November 2019

The Morgan

One of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States is the Morgan.
The foundation sire, “Figure” later named “Justin Morgan” after his best-known owner.

Horse of the month for November 2019

In the 19th-century the Morgan made an impact on American history. Both sides of the American Civil War used the breed for cavalry and later on became part of every day life being used as coach horses, harness racing, farm work, and general riding. The breed has influenced other American breeds i.e., the American Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Tennessee Walker, and the Hackney. The Morgan breed is dependable and consistent in its original characteristics.

Horse of the month for November 2019

In 2005, there were estimated to be over 175,000 Morgan horses worldwide and through the years NAES has appraised many quality Morgan horses.

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January 2021
#3 From April, 2020

Cleveland Bay

Horse of the month for January 2021
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The Cleveland Bay was produced in Yorkshire, England, the name "Cleveland" referring to the Vale of Cleveland in Yorkshire, and "Bay" to its color (always bay in color, no white markings - occasionally a small star). The breed that is genetically consistent credits the two hundred years of pure breeding. Standing at 16-17 hands and weighing around 1200-1500 pounds the breed has muscled hindquarters, sloping shoulders, dense bone and sound durable feet with a smart calm disposition.

Horse of the month for January 2021
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Cleveland Bay horses were first imported to the United States in the early 1800s. The Cleveland Bay Society of America (CBHSNA) was founded in 1885, and over 2,000 horses were registered by 1907.

Horse of the month for January 2021
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Today the breed excels in Dressage, Driving, Eventing, Hunter, and pleasure. In the 2017 census data; there are 192 purebred Cleveland Bays in the United States and Canada. The CBHSNA recognizes Cleveland Bays with a minimum of 1/8th blood and with papers indicating CB ancestry.

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